CONCORD FLORAL By Jordan Tannahill; Directed by Ann-Marie Kerr
By Jordan Tannahill; Directed by Ann-Marie Kerr
October 13 to 17 at 7:30 pm and October 17 at 2:00 pm
Presented with the generous support of Neptune Theatre
Performances will be streamed on Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/event/333262
All evening performances will be live. The Saturday matinee will be a recording followed by an audience talk-back with director and cast.
The Fountain School is ONLINE this fall! In this first show of the season, the cast, designers, and creative team are breaking the mold as they venture into exciting new digital territory. Together, they endeavour to conceive of an original virtual form to stage a show online. In creating a hybrid of analog and digital storytelling, the process of innovation has called on new collaborative skills from all involved. "This is a play we made for you" is a line from Concord Floral and a true expression of the core of this production.
Concord Floral is an abandoned greenhouse and a hangout for neighbourhood kids. But something has happened there. Something that nobody can talk about. And when two friends stumble upon the terrible secret buried there, they set off a chain of events that can't be stopped. Concord Floral re-imagines Giovanni Boccaccio's medieval allegory The Decameron in a contemporary Halifax suburb, in which teenagers must flee a mysterious plague they have brought upon themselves. "The intense suspense of the story of Concord Floral aligns beautifully with a virtual production as the characters - from the privacy of their bedrooms - tell the story of 10 teenagers who grapple with the plague of their guilty conscience, reveal their secrets, and together come to the truth of a past violent event." -Ann-Marie Kerr.
Ann-Marie Kerr is an award-winning theatre director, actor and teacher. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally. A graduate of Ecole internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and York University in Toronto, she has directed and taught at National Theatre School, Dalhousie University, George Brown Theatre, Soulpepper Academy, National Arts Centre, University of Toronto, Globe Theatre, 2b theatre company and is the former Artistic Associate of Magnetic North Theatre Festival. Selected directing credits include: Comedy of Errors (2010) and Good Soul of Szechuan (2014) (Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie); Songs of the City (United Way, Spatz Theatre, Halifax); Frequencies (Heist, workshop); Secret Life of A Mother (Theatre Centre, Crow's Theatre Toronto); One Discordant Violin (2b theatre company, Halifax, 59E59 St Theatre NYC); Bed and Breakfast (Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto); A Christmas Carol (Theatre New Brunswick); Daughter (Theatre Centre; Summerworks, Toronto, Battersea Arts Centre London; Intl tour); Snake in the Grass (Neptune Theatre); I, Claudia (Globe Theatre Regina, Neptune Theatre); Stranger to Hard Work (Cathy Jones, Eastern Front Theatre, National tour); The Circle (Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary); Robert Chafe's As Ever (Mulgrave Road Theatre, Guysborough, NS); The Debacle (Zuppa Theatre Company, Halifax); Invisible Atom (2b theatre company Halifax, multiple award-winning including Herald Angel Award Edinburgh); Daniel MacIvor's Confession (Mulgrave Road Theatre).
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